Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 2: Materials and Thermal Comfort KDA115

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Introduction

This unit focuses on built environment sustainability, which underpins much of the BEnvDes and MArch courses. If people are thermally comfortable, and buildings respond to local climatic conditions and are made from appropriate materials, then less energy is used and fewer environmental impacts will occur as a result of design decisions. This unit explores climate and building climatic archetypes, makes a detailed analysis of thermal comfort factors and building heat flows, and examines approaches used to rate environmental impacts. It develops skills in the enumeration of energy and material flows in buildings as a decision making tool for design. The emphasis is on developing architectural science concepts in the context of design.

Summary

Unit name Building Technology in Design 2: Materials and Thermal Comfort
Unit code KDA115
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Richard Burnham

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 040101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Three hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).

Assessment

Three assignments weighted at 20%, 40% and 40%.
There are no exams in this unit.

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Textbooks

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